Night Walks (3) – Yards of the Old Town (2)

Lights at the garden.

And now I go on with my walk through the yards of the Old Town, and its after dark. The previous part you can find here. We ended the previous post at Cathedral Cafe, and we are not leaving yet, as its courtyard is really nice as well.

And the next picture is really interesting, look at the white chairs and table, what they are standing at?

Is it a well?

Yes! It is an old well, older then the buildings, so when the buildings and courtyards were built, people just put halves of the well to the different yards. Let’s look at it from the other side.

Much better, what you think :-).

And a little closer look.

No water, but snow.

Courtyards of the Old Town and House by a Stone Bell.

Beautiful blue light at the yards of the Tynska street.

Brick a brack and cafe and private appartments.

House by a Golden Ring, museum that much worth visiting.

House by a Stone Bell stands on the Old Town Square and not long time age it had Renaissance facade. When I watch movies from 1970 and there are shots from this place, I wait to see it in its Renaissance version. But at late 70s they reconstructed the building and gave it the original Gothic appearance by taking down the Renaissance “dress”.

How it looks inside of the Stone Bell yard.

Look up.

And we are at the Old Town Square.

From Old Town Square I went through my favorite spot the Tyn yard to finish the evening at lovely Cafe No.3.

Ungelt (or Tyn).

Cafe no.3.

My espresso.

Cafe no.3 is fortunately (for me) empty at his time of the day and year, as it s cozy but small place with just a few seats and I am happy when I can have a chat with the owners Pierre and Zbyšek about life, taste Zbyšek’s delicious dessert (the pecan one, but others are great to). Sometimes I have just espresso, but mostly I get “štrudl” (hot apple juice with whipped cream and cinnamon), or London fog and white hot wine, that is just great as well.

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Night Walks (2) – Vysehrad

I hope you had a chance to read a little about my Winter Walk in Vysehrad here, and now I want to share some night photos from the same place.

Religious sign at the Vysehrad area.

Guarded entrance to the rotund of St Martin.

Back view of basilica of St Peter and Paul.

Boats on Vltava river.

Prague Castle on horizon.

Moon above the ramparts.

Entrance to the basilica (closed for night).

Gable above the entrance.

Not the best quality picture of Emauzy monastery and New Town under Vysehrad.

St Apolinar.

One more Castle view.

Down from the ramparts to the entrance gate.

Leaving Vysehrad through the Brick Gate.

Night Walks (1) – Prague Castle

With Prague becoming really popular place, it is getting more and more difficult to visit the most famous places and really enjoy it, not to get hurt by someone else selfie stick and have the place for yourself. Therefore the best times to visit are early in the morning or later at the evening. You can find pictures how Prague Castle (and around) looks like after dark.

My beloved street Novy Svet (the New World) at night

And the view from the same place to the other side … yes, Prague Castle from the back

One more old time gas lamp of Prague

Army Church of Saint John of Nepomuk, not available for tourists, (just in case you are lucky and it is opened, peek in :-))

Private entrance at Hradcanske namesti

Don’t miss the Castle behind/under the light

We are getting closer to the Castle.

The main entrance, which serves as an exit only now.

I simple love these Plecnik’s round stairs, I had to make picture even at night.

Already in, entrance to the St Vitus cathedral.

Cathedral entrance detail, yes, the empty spots were never occupied by statues, did we run out of money?

It’s Majesty Cathedral.

And again …

… and again, from back now.

Private bridge from the Royal palace to the Cathedral.

Look at the beauty, from Castle to Little Town with St Nicholas Church dominant.

The Old Castle Stairs (Stare zamecke schody) back to the city.

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